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bmx track design, windows software? track layouts and plans?
mykesbykes
post Dec 12 2008, 03:01 AM
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hi all, Im tired of my city delaying re-building our BMX track, and Im concidering taking it on myself, I know its alot of work, and will take a long time, but Im good with lego....

seriously I am interested in ideas you guys can come up with...

area to be used is roughly


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this is our old track, it was leveled for some reason...people who
leveled it are long gone, now I live next door, and Im handy with
a shovel/wheelbarrow...
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post Dec 12 2008, 07:58 AM
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Found this for u...

BMX track layouts
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post Dec 14 2008, 06:00 PM
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I vote track #1 or 3. Use the decision makers as Pro/14 + Expert section.
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post Jun 18 2009, 10:20 PM
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If you watch YouTube videos of bmx races you get an idea of how other tracks are layed out. Occasionally there are views you can freeze and screen grab (press Alt + Print Screen key, then open MS Paint and Edit-Paste the stolen screen shot into a picture).....

(IMG:http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh138/upsetbmx/bmx-racing-inspiration-track-in-fra.jpg)

There seems to be surprisingly little information/discussion/debate on the web about BMX track design..... I'm not sure some designers realize the physics of what they are doing and just wing it. It makes a massive difference whether a turn has a 20 foot radius or a 30 foot radius. Or how tall the starting hill should be to clear the first jump etc etc etc..... I would like to see some detailed evaluations of different tracks on those types of grounds.... I know dudes out there know it, through experience.
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post Jun 18 2009, 10:41 PM
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thats pretty simple...make your starting hill, then your first jump. Get on starting hill and haul ass down it and hit the first jump. Adjust first jump accordingly. A few visits to other tracks will give ya good idea of what the dimensions would be.

Id love to build a track, but it would probably resemble the olympic track or the sweet track in Vegas, and never get sanctioned. None of this roller crap. Youd spend just as much time in the air as you would on the ground. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Id give anything to ride some of the old 80s tracks. There was a discussion not too long ago about trying to build an 80s style track. Think it fizzled tho.
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post Jun 19 2009, 04:32 AM
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Cool thread

If you built a retro track they would come.
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post Jun 19 2009, 05:42 AM
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Want a track from the past? Take any track out there right now, cut the turns way, way down. If not completely down. Take all of the jumps out. Then take each jump from the rythm (sp) and place each one at various parts of the track. Install old tires halfway in the ground at the bottom of each turn. Maybe some haybails in some places. Ah I can see it now. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Jun 19 2009, 05:51 AM
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Is your area totally flat? If there is any grade this should be considered in the layout/design. Do not build a track w/ a downhill first straight and then an uphill second straight. Sounds elementary I know, but Two of our local tracks are built this way (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif) .
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post Jun 19 2009, 07:06 AM
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QUOTE (Lonewolf @ Jun 19 2009, 05:32 AM) *
Cool thread

If you built a retro track they would come.



Have an Old School National

3 classes

70's
80's
and cruiser till 89

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I vote the Chandler track from late 70's. I remember the lay-out like I was just on it yesterday

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post Jun 19 2009, 09:16 AM
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the ABA website (ababmx.com) has some information on building a track, I seem to remember.
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